09-27-2013 03:13 AM
I cannot find any reference to the SSID code(WPA pass phrase) on my i-mac in the keychain utility and refuse to be "ripped off" for 35 pounds for the privilege of asking Apple this question. Can you please help as I have not used my HP printer for several weeks now !!
09-27-2013 11:41 AM
>I cannot find any reference to the SSID code (WPA pass phrase) on my i-mac
Have you read any of the posts?
The SSID is the ID of the wireless network. The WPA is a property of the router and not of your Mac.
But your OS also needs to know the password to connect to the wireless network, so there may be a way to get it from there.
11-08-2013 07:52 PM - edited 12-21-2013 02:07 PM
>what is WPA passphase?
Have you read all of the posts in this topic? LIke this one:
03-27-2014 02:15 PM
I have tried to inserti the WAP code found on the bottom of my Comcast wireless router but my 8500HP printer rejects this code and asks for WAP security phrase
03-28-2014 02:28 AM
>I have tried to inserting the WPA code found on the bottom of my Comcast wireless router
This is typically the passphrase when you reset the routine to the factory default. So if you have ever changed the passphrase, that on the bottom won't work.
Do you have a PC/MAC that connects to the router? Perhaps you can get the passphrase from it?
Otherwise you need to reset the router and distribute the passphrase to each device.
05-10-2014 04:57 AM
Printer hpj4680. how do I locate my WPA passphrase . I don't see it on the router. Did I initially provide a passphase. I don't recall. could it be some place other than on the router?
05-10-2014 05:52 PM
>could it be some place other than on the router?
Have you read all of the other posts here? You need to login to the router.
The WPA password is gotten from your router. Or from your computer if you have configured it to work wirelessly.
05-14-2014 08:43 AM
Probably the easiest way to find your network password (WPA Passphrase, WEP Password, etc) is to open the Keychain Access Application on your Macintosh. It is located in the Applications\Utilities folder.
Once opened on the left you will see Keychains. Click on System. Below that you will see Catagory. CLick on Passwords.
Now in the larger window on teh right you should see a list of every wireless network your Macintosh has ever been connected to. Double Click on the Newtwork Name (SSID) of the network to which you are connecting your HP printer. It should also be the wireless network where your Mac icurrently resides.
Click on the show password box. At this point you will need to enter you User Name and Password for you Macintosh. Once authenticated, the Passphrase (Password) will show in the box next to Show Password.
This is the only reliable way I know without actually remembering your wireless password/passphrase for you network. And will only work if at some point you told the Mac OS to connect automatically to this wireless network.
06-30-2014 11:05 AM
06-30-2014 11:37 AM - edited 06-30-2014 11:37 AM
>Thank you for finally providing a little more info other than
If you look at the posts, very few of them have the problem details that you do. Just a clone of a generic question with no details.
Some of the replies are very detailed: